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Label : Chandos
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Chandos issued this box set containing 30 complete recordings, reproducing the original covers on each sleeve and including a brief sentence as to why each one was chosen. There are the first recordings of artists and ensembles such as Nigel Kennedy and the King’s Singers; and recordings by artists at the beginning of their careers: Delius’ Sea Drift featuring Bryn Terfel, the Sixteen performing Handel’s Chandos Anthems (an apt choice of repertoire), and Mariss Jansons conducting Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Chandos’ important series are represented by their first releases: the complete works of Percy Grainger; the orchestral works of Sergey Prokofiev with Neeme Järvi; the “Chandos Movie” series conducted by Rumon Gamba; the “Opera in English” series opener, Highlights from Der Rosenkavalier. Understandably, there are also award-winning recordings: Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony; choral works by Charles Villiers Stanford; Bax’s Symphony No. 4. A full catalog of all of Chandos’ recordings (to 2009) is also enclosed.

CD01 Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni – Oboe Concertos
CD02 Arnold Bax – Symphony No.4 & Tintagel
CD03 Lili Boulanger – Choral Works
CD04 Frederic Chopin – etudes (Louis Lortie)
CD05 Frederick Delius – Sea Drift & Songs of Farewell & Songs of Sunset
CD06 Edward Elgar – Salut d’Amour & other Elgar favourites (Nigel Kennedy)
CD07 Grainger – The Grainger Edition Vol.1 – Orchestral Works
CD08 Grechaninov – Passion Week
CD09 Handel – Chandos Anthems Vol.1
CD10 Hamilton Harty – An Irish Symphony & A Comedy Overture
CD11 Gustav Holst – The Planets
CD12 Johann Nepomuk Hummel – Piano Concertos
CD13 Johann Nepomuk Hummel – Masses Vol.1
CD14 Leos Janacek – Glagolitic Mass
CD15 Sergey Prokofiev – Symphony No.6 & Waltz Suite
CD16 Henry Purcell – Dido and Aeneas
CD17 Borodin Trio – Sergei Rachmaninov, Trios elegiaque No.1 & No.2
CD18 Ottorino Respighi – Belkis, Queen of Sheba & Metamorphoseon
CD19 Dmitry Shostakovich – Violin Concertos (Lydia Mordkovitch)
CD20 Dmitry Shostakovich – Concerto No.1 & Chamber Symphony
CD21 Stanford – Songs of the Fleets & etc
CD22 Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier (Highlights)
CD23 Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.5 (Mariss Jansons)
CD24 Johann Baptist Vanhal – Symphonies
CD25 Ralph Vaughan Williams – A London Symphony & etc
CD26 Ralph Vaughan Williams – Film Music Vol.1
CD27 William Walton – Music from the film Henry V
CD28 Black Dyke Band – The Complete Champions
CD29 The Kings Singers – Debut Album
CD30 C.Ogden & A.Stephens – Music from the novels of Louis de Bernieres

Complete tracklist : Milestones – 30 Years of Chandos